Pyramidion editorial note:
This post is not meant to ridicule the latest Fatwa- pious creed- by the highest legislative council in the ultra-conservative kingdom of Saudi Arabia, albeit so ridiculous. Rather we’re trying to reveal the absurdity and the obscurantism that result from embracing dogmatic teachings and beliefs that defy reason and modernity.
We also believe this to be a timely alarm bell for moderate Islamic states, like Tunisia, Libya and Egypt, who came out of the Arab spring supporting the political Islam parties- totally loyal to and funded by Saudi wahhabis- whose agenda include the literal interpretation and outdated implementation of the Sharia strict laws.
Overlooking the Koran’s golden rule of thumb “No compulsion in religion” is bound to strip Islam of the very essence of tolerability and would further enhance the post-911 Zionist depiction of Islam as the new global enemy to western values of respecting freedoms and women’s rights.
If women were allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia, the result would be catastrophic and lead to “no more virgins,” said clerics from the Majlis al-Ifta al-Aala, the country’s highest religious council.
Women in the country have been pushing to drive, and a number of women have driven in protest to the ultra-conservative country’s ban on female drivers in recent months.
They face public lashings, jail and ostracism if discovered driving in the only country in the world where women are not allowed to take the wheel.
The report from the Majlis, in coordination with former professor at King Fahd University Kamal Subhi, reported their findings to the Shura Council, the country’s legislative assembly.
It warned that allowing women to drive would “provoke a surge in prostitution, pornography, homosexuality and divorce.”
Within 10 years of the ban being lifted, it claimed, there would be “no more virgins” in the Islamic kingdom.
The ‘scientific’ report claims relaxing the ban would also see more Saudis – both men and women – turn to homosexuality and pornography.
It comes after a previous report stated women should cover their faces in order to avoid showing off “tempting eyes” to men in the country.
According to the spokesperson of the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (CPVPV) in the conservative Gulf kingdom, women may soon be forced to don a full-face covering.
Spokesman of the Ha’eal district, Sheikh Motlab al-Nabet said the committee has the right to stop women whose eyes seem “tempting” and order her to cover them immediately.
Saudi women are already forced to wear a loose black dress and to cover their hair and in some areas, their face, while in public or face fines or sometimes worse, including public lashings.
In the report Professor Subhi described sitting in a coffee shop in an unnamed Arab state.
‘All the women were looking at me,’ he wrote. ‘One made a gesture that made it clear she was available… this is what happens when women are allowed to drive.’…